December 20, 2022
A Word from the President / Un mot de la Présidente
Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance Française d’El Paso:
We hope that everyone is doing well. As we had hoped a year ago, we were able to return to some of our face-to-face activities this past fall. It was a pleasure to see familiar faces and new ones at our Christmas party last week and at our Beaujolais Nouveau event last month, as well as at our September wine and cheese event at the Snell residence and our July 14th celebration at Hilda Kelley’s. To those who joined us at these occasions, thank you for your support and interest in the Alliance Française d’El Paso. We hope that you will continue supporting the Alliance in 2023: socializing with old and new friends of the Alliance Française d’ El Paso is so reinvigorating.
In light of the continued challenge of increasing our membership from which a Nomination Committee can identify willing board candidates, the current Board officers have agreed to continue as a team for next year. However, we do welcome our current and prospective members to bring forward and implement new ideas that will enhance the various activities throughout the year. In the meantime, we already are strategizing for the Spring semester of the École, our French classes, and for a couple of events to be held towards the end of January 2023 and in February. The first event of the New Year will be to celebrate La Fête de la Galette des Rois / The Feast of the Kings, planned for mid to late January. So, we hope that you can join us. More information will be available on our website at www.afofelpaso.org.
As a friendly reminder, membership dues are due and can be paid online at www.afofelpaso.org. We kindly request that you fill out the membership form so we can keep your contact information current. Please know that your support is one of the sources of revenue that helps sustain the Alliance and bring you the kinds of events we are currently working on. Additionally, as a member, you have free access to the Culturethèque Platform that provides you with a wealth of resources about the French language and culture. Whether you are a current or an aspiring member, we sincerely thank you for your continuing patronage of the Alliance Française d’El Paso as we work very diligently to keep it going for many years to come. However, do not hesitate to offer your help for any of our events.
Wishing you all the best for the holidays, especially good health. Please check the Alliance Française d’El Paso website for more details on the above events at www.afofelpaso.org.
Happy Holidays! Joyeuses fêtes! Happy New Year 2023! Bonne Année à vous tous!
See you soon! À bientôt!
Maud Snell, Présidente
Alliance Française d’El Paso